The National Agreement for the Engineering Construction Industry (“the NAECI”, “The Bluebook”) sets the terms and conditions of employment for the hourly paid engineering construction workforce. The NAECI is applied on new-build projects, as well as events and outages and long-term repair and maintenance on sites throughout the UK.
The signatory parties to the NAECI are:
For the Employers - ECIA, TICA and Select
For the Trades Unions - Unite the Union, GMB
The NAECI is a national-level Working Rule Agreement, derived through the process of collective bargaining between the parties. Together the signatory parties form the National Joint Council (NJC), which oversees the operation of NAECI. The NJC secretariat co-ordinates the parties’ negotiations to review wage rates and other aspects of the agreement.
Where the NAECI has not been formally adopted for all engineering construction activities on a particular site, an individual contractor can, via the process of NAECI Registration, record their workforce numbers with NJC and then use the NAECI.